#1 Posted by adam_grif (1144 posts) -

Ok so I have a week off and not much to do. Normally, this is the time when I clear my backlog of games... except I just realized I don't have one. SO, it's time to buy some new ones! 
 
Just the facts:
 
- I live in Australia.
- I'd prefer things that aren't new releases, because new releases cost like a million dollars down here.
- I have access to a gaming PC (but it's not good enough to play new release games), a PS3, 360, Wii and DS.
- I like shooters, strategy games and western RPGs mostly, but I'm open to trying new things. 
 
Any ideas?

#2 Posted by Marz (5676 posts) -

left 4 dead 2, manhunt, postal 2, bmx xxx

#3 Posted by Burns098356GX (1366 posts) -

Fallout.

#4 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3491 posts) -

Machinarium ;)

#5 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -

I reccommend LoZ:Skyward Sword, Diablo III (low settings but still fun!), CoD Black Ops, Persona 5, Catherine, etc.
 
I don't know what games you have completed.

#6 Edited by jorbear (2517 posts) -

The Witcher 
KOTOR 
Fallout 1 and 2 
Morrowind 
The Orange Box 
Oh and of course, StarCraft II

#7 Edited by adam_grif (1144 posts) -
@thehexeditor said:

" I reccommend LoZ:Skyward Sword, Diablo III (low settings but still fun!), CoD Black Ops, Persona 5, Catherine, etc.
 
I don't know what games you have completed. "

 
I would list every game I've completed, but it's a pretty big list bro. Assassin's Creed series, command and conquers, halos, call of duties, half life series, portal, splinter cells up to conviction, Uncharted series, Killzone 2, resistance series, Mass Effect series...
 
Just list some great games,  and I can sort through the ones I've already played myself. It doesn't really matter if you list ones that I have.
#8 Posted by Daveyo520 (7133 posts) -

Half-Life 2 and Resident Evil 4

#9 Edited by Shirogane (3583 posts) -

Starcraft? Can't play it? Hmmm... 
 
Borderlands, Yakuza 3, Bioshock series, Red Dead Redemption, FF13, Star Ocean 4, Alan Wake, Gears of War series, Bayonetta, Lost Planet, GTA series, Red Steel 2, Metroid Other M... 
Should i keep going? I'm just getting to the WIi games...
#10 Posted by adam_grif (1144 posts) -

Alan Wake and Heavy Rain are games I rented but got kind of sick of. They just never did much for me. 
 
Gears I've played. Starcraft 2 I can run but I've played it around and didn't enjoy it greatly (Company of Heroes ruined other RTS games for me...)

#11 Posted by Butano (1803 posts) -

Demon's Souls 
Valkyria Chronicles 
Red Faction: Guerrilla 
Saints Row 2 
Fallout 3 
Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena 
KOTOR 
Dragon Age (Definitely needs to be on PC for this one) 
Torchlight

#12 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Rapelay

#13 Posted by fugie7 (1109 posts) -

fable 2, rainbow six, left 4 dead, god father 2, bioshock and battlefield bad company

#14 Posted by mugugipan (376 posts) -

GRAW 1

#15 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -
Dawn of Discovery for the Wii, might be Anno: Create a New World  where you're from. 
 
It's an economic strategy game, a city builder if you may. The single player or story mode is long, the other modes are longer.
#16 Posted by one_2nd (2333 posts) -

Fallout 3. 

#17 Posted by BeachThunder (12571 posts) -

Well, GOG are selling some old shooters at the moment that you definitely don't need a good PC for.
 
Duke Nukem 3D (& Manhattan Project)
Blake Stone 1&2
Rise of the Triad

#18 Posted by EVO (3944 posts) -
@mylifeforAiur said:
" Machinarium ;) "
Bingo.
#19 Posted by BUCK3TM4N (549 posts) -

Starcraft 2, alien swarm (its free), alan wake, tatsunoku vs capcom to name a few good ones

#20 Posted by HODGEY3000 (344 posts) -

JUST CAUSE 2
#21 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Please play Mass Effect 2. You will be happy you did.

#22 Posted by MrChuckles (50 posts) -

Ive been playing Alien Swarm and Torchlight lately, aside from SC2 of course. On Xbox360 side of things though Monday Night Combat and Bad Company 2 been eating up some time for me as well. Was playing the new Castlevainia arcade game but then I got torchlight on my pc, no multiplayer but it gets my lootlust sated.
 
When Ive got some time to kill for gaming I often play through old games on my snes or psx, Final Fantasy 6 and Harvest Moon for those two consoles respectively are always good time sinks for me, but they appeal to me a lot out of nostalgia so take that in mind. I personally prefer to play these games through an emulator (with my own game disks, or roms of cartridges I own) so I can throttle the game speed or watch movies on the TV. Yeah speed throttle kills a bit of the nostalgia, but sometimes running really fast from place to place is nice. Oh and wired 360 controllers work as pc gamepads, FYI.

#23 Posted by face15 (1306 posts) -

If you haven't played Uncharted 2 yet Big W has it for like $40 at the moment.

#24 Posted by bwmcmaste (865 posts) -
@adam_grif said:
 I like shooters, strategy games and western RPGs mostly, but I'm open to trying new things.   Any ideas? "  
I will recommend three for you: Fallout 3, Red Dead Redemption, and Victoria II. The first should satisfy your want for a RPG game, the second will accommodate your shooter needs, and the last is a particularly complex and somewhat obscure new strategy title that should run on your PC (the only platform suitable for the genre).  
 
If you have played through Fallout 3: I could recommend renting Alpha Protocol, as it possesses some substantial RPG elements and a magnificent story. Incidentally; an alternative to RDR would be Battlefield: Bad Company 2. 
#25 Edited by Fjordson (2436 posts) -

BioShock, BioShock, and BioShock. Should be able to get it for a low price these days. Essential game.

#26 Posted by squirtle_squad (266 posts) -

Demon's Souls and Machinarium

#27 Posted by Faint (833 posts) -
@adam_grif said:
" I'd prefer things that aren't new releases, because new releases cost like a million dollars down here"
too bloody right. i wont buy anything over 70 dollars here. its a joke when you see ps3 games on shelves here for 119.95 in places like eb games. i've been waiting for red dead to drop to my 70 mark so i could buy it for a while (as its not a game i desperately want to play so im not gonna stoop up the 99 or whatever it is they want in jb, which would be the cheapest im guessing) but it just wont drop and i have my doubts it will for a while. the only bargain ive ever gotten is a 10 dollar brand new mirrors edge copy. ANYWAYS
 
this year i've enjoyed mass effect 2, fallout 3 and sonic & sega all stars racing surprisingly. would definitely suggest all 3.
#28 Posted by ryoma122 (699 posts) -
@adam_grif: 
 Valkyria Chronicles 
fallout (all of the main games)
kotor (both) 
there you go just get them and your sorted
 
#29 Edited by adam_grif (1144 posts) -

Fable 2, Kotor and Red Dead have caught my eye from this list. My worry is that KOTOR 2 is really buggy from what I've heard; did that ever get fixed? Red Dead is a bit pricey still, and I've yet to enjoy a single GTA game. If I hated GTA games, will Red Dead change my mind? 
 
Nobody mentioned it, but is Prototype worth the money? I know some folks who loved that game.
 
Also:
 
Fallout 3 comes pretty highly recommended, but after checking out some gameplay vids, it doesn't look very interesting really. Is it something that I'm likely to "Get into" after playing it? Also, Demon's Souls is reportedly really dicking hard. How hard, and is it hard enough to put you off finishing it if you aren't a completionist?

#30 Posted by Dantekiller (204 posts) -

sir you are going to love this one 

#31 Posted by adam_grif (1144 posts) -
@Dantekiller said:
" sir you are going to love this one  "
Don't worry bro, I've already preordered battletoads at my local gamestop!
#32 Posted by Dantekiller (204 posts) -
@adam_grif: @adam_grif said:
" @Dantekiller said:
" sir you are going to love this one  "
Don't worry bro, I've already preordered battletoads at my local gamestop! "
lol if you have not played Dead Space its a good game 
#33 Posted by adam_grif (1144 posts) -

I own dead space on steam, but I was tempted to buy it again because I saw it for 20 bucks. So cheap ;_;

#34 Posted by Dantekiller (204 posts) -

ok magna carta its a ok rpg 

#35 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -
@Afroman269 said:
" Rapelay "
I forgot about this one. I should add this to my list...
#36 Posted by Icemael (6367 posts) -

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition. The very best version of one of the very best games ever made.

#37 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@jorbear said:
" The Witcher KOTOR Fallout 1 and 2 Morrowind  "
too many... RPG recommendations.. in a row... head hurts.... cant compute
#38 Posted by JJOR64 (19092 posts) -
#39 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic: Err, umm....  
Grand Theft Auto IV isn't an RPG. I hope...
#40 Posted by moelarrycurly (668 posts) -

Okami (for the Wii) 
Batman: Arkham Asylum (for the PS3) 
 
kthxbye

#41 Edited by Rockanomics (1150 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:

" Try Not To Fart "

I'll one-up you, Don't Shit Your Pants. Free too.  
 
@Claude said: 

Dawn of Discovery for the Wii, might be Anno: Create a New World  where you're from.   It's an economic strategy game, a city builder if you may. The single player or story mode is long, the other modes are longer. "


Or just play regular Dawn of Discovery on your PC, should handle it okay. I'm playing through it again, still great. (To be fair I am a jerk that thinks Wii ports are going to be lame) 
 
Did you play Arkham Asylum? Hell of a game. Let's see... Company of Heroes or Dawn of War 2 are (lightly) aged but awesome RTSes.
#42 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
#43 Posted by SpiralStairs (1007 posts) -
@Afroman269 said:
" Rapelay "
Or battle raper
#44 Posted by bwmcmaste (865 posts) -
@AlexMarra said:
" Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. "
Ah, I probably put more hours into that iteration than any other in the series. Truly a master among kings.
#45 Posted by adam_grif (1144 posts) -

Alrighty.
 
I went today, and I purchased:
 
- Machinarium
- KOTOR II
- Fallout 3
 
...and since there was a Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale on, I got Tom Clancy's EndWar at no cost.
 
Cheers all.

#46 Posted by JoeH (197 posts) -

A great quirky strategy sim game that'll run on any PC is Evil Genius, its on steam. I'm not sure about availability in australia, but it only costs like 3 quid here in the UK since it came out a long time ago.